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OWNERS of Sony Bravia televisions should check if theirs has been the subject of a fire safety warning, firefighters have urged.

The products may contain a faulty component, which, in rare cases, could overheat and ignite, melting the upper casing of the television.

Jackie Boyle, community fire safety officer for West Sussex, said: ‘We haven’t been called to any fires involving these particular models of televisions, however, for those people who own a Sony Bravia TV, please do check that yours isn’t on the list of potentially faulty models.’

The affected models are KDL 40D3400, 40D3500, 40D3550, 40D3660, 40V3000, 40W3000, 40X3000, 40X3500 and 40Z3000. Anyone affected should contact their local Sony Service Centre.